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Discussion in 'Cropping' started by Exfarmer, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. Exfarmer

    Exfarmer Member

    Location:
    Bury St Edmunds
    I have a chance to take over 150 acres of good medium heavy land , I have no equipment at all , and dont expect to make a fortune. As I have been out of farming a while , I would run it using contractors, can anyone five me a good idea of what , I can exect to pay for the major cereal operations, including ploughing , drilling , spraying , fert spreading, combining, or possibly whole cropping stubble to stubble. Also figure for hedge triming .
    Please feel free to PM me
     
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  2. Oldmacdonald

    Oldmacdonald Member

    Location:
    Scotland
    Would this make you ExExFarmer?
     
  3. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    Location:
    Lichfield
    its going to vary a lot on location - I would ask the 3 or 4 farmers that will have land close to it to quote you a S2S price
     
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  4. 4course

    4course Member

    Location:
    north yorks
    thats the last thing I would do cos as sure as hell one if not all of them will be round to the land owner offering to do it for him. Why not get a copy of nix or better still just download the costs from the naac,( national association ofag contractors and lop off 15-20 % then if its still a goer sign up first
     
  5. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    Location:
    Lichfield

    I wouldn't be telling anyone where this land was exactly until was ready to take discussions further


    good luck getting 20% of NAAC rates - wouldn't happen around here
     
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  6. 4course

    4course Member

    Location:
    north yorks
    problem would be they would most likely be aware of anything that was coming or likely to come up it just the way the world works, here the naac list is a guide built on hope .ho ho
     
  7. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    Location:
    Lichfield

    my guess would be they have asked the OP because hes their first choice - competition wouldn't concern me
     
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  8. lloyd

    lloyd Member

    Location:
    Herefordshire
    Dont forget not every years going to be higher prices
    Might be back down with a bump harvest 2019!
     
  9. Exfarmer

    Exfarmer Member

    Location:
    Bury St Edmunds
    Ha ha, I’ve already done 40 years of farming and am well aware of the risks;)
     
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  10. Still Farming

    Still Farming Member

    Location:
    Glamorgan Wales
    Any sheds or grain storage areas maybe clincher on deal too?
     
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  11. Suffolk Serf

    Suffolk Serf Member

    Location:
    Bury/Thetford
    Plenty of locals would work hard to find out where it was.
    Even my minds whirring and I wouldn't be after it.
     
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  12. marshbarn

    marshbarn Member

    Location:
    shropshire
    £150 / acre is a good rough guide to stubble to stubble prices
     
  13. choochter

    choochter Member

    Location:
    aberdeenshire
    I see you are over 65. Why don't you just step aside and let some young person get a start.
    Offer to mentor them , if they need it, for a while.
     
  14. ajd132

    ajd132 Member

    Location:
    Suffolk
    Don’t let banana bar see this thread!
     
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  15. Zippy768

    Zippy768 Member

    Location:
    Dorset/Wilts
    Let's hope it isn't 40 miles from base
     
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  16. ajd132

    ajd132 Member

    Location:
    Suffolk
    That could be a can of worms don’t you think?
     
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  17. An Gof

    An Gof Member

    Location:
    Cornwall
    Why, is he trying to justify a SP Horsch :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:


    Only jesting (y)
     
  18. Brisel

    Brisel Member

    Location:
    Dorset
    S2S would be circa £120-140/acre for a wheat/barley/osr rotation for all arable operations including harvesting, carting to a central point on the farm & loading into a lorry for somewhere like Camgrain. That assumes a mix of ploughing & deep non inversion tillage. Hedgecutting extra for around £5/acre depending on field size etc. Add grain store costs for drying, monitoring. Farmer does the buying & selling. Agronomy and management is extra.
     
  19. ajd132

    ajd132 Member

    Location:
    Suffolk
    I heard one had been knocking about
     
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  20. Flat 10

    Flat 10 Member

    Location:
    Fen Edge
    I would use NAAC figures for budgeting. But you would be heavily dependent on this contractor so it would potentially be worth your while to pay them a profit share or something? Cheapest won't necessarily be best. TBH if you are paying a decent rent I can't see that you will make much money but that's your business and perhaps you are a better farmer than me. I would be tempted to buy a spreader, sprayer, set of rolls and a tractor and loader and do those type of jobs myself, depending on how mechanical you are this could be done very cheaply. Maybe a hedgecutter and use contractors for harvesting and heavy work..
     
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